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Frank Osten Sr.

Osten, Sr., Frank P.

September 10, 1941 -

January 2, 2014

Frank P. Osten, Sr. lost his battle with cancer on January 2, in his Ellison Bay home.

Frank was born in Berlin, Germany on September 10, 1941. He came to the United States with his father, mother, and sister, Pipka after the war in 1949, as a displaced persons, settling in Michigan, N.D.

Frank attended St. Thomas Military School in Minnesota and later joined the Air Force. After his discharge he settled in California, where he started his family and worked for Safeway Stores, Inc.

Frank married his wife, Debra in 1985 and soon after their daughter, Sara was born.

In 2000, Frank and his family moved to Door County where, Frank enjoyed semi retirement working at Helm's Four Seasons, in Sister Bay.

Frank took pleasure in life's simplicities. He loved his family, his cat, Noodles, his home and his cars. He was a quiet man with a heart of gold and a sense of humor that kept all who knew him laughing. Our dearest Frank will always be loved and cherished in our hearts.

Frank leaves behind his loving wife, Debra, his daughter, Sara, his sister, Pipka, his brother, Chris, and his 93-year-old mother, Hilde. His children John, Angela, Frank Jr., and Michelle live in California and his 3 half sisters Sandy, Robin, and Julie live in Phoenix, AZ. His nieces and nephews are John, Angie, Alex, Mikaela, and Jake. Frank is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Tibor A. Osten and his half sister Nancy Osten.

Frank you will always live in our hearts. We will miss you every day our dearest husband, father, brother, son and friend.

Celebration of Life will be held May 17, 2014.




Published in Door County Advocate on Jan. 11, 2014
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